One side is afraid to return to the past, hearing the echoes of Jim Crow in the present.
The other is convinced by a relentless propaganda campaign that elections in the United States are rigged.
In Florence on Saturday, Trump showed what kind of “vote counter” he approves.
Finchem reiterated the former president’s lie, saying, “I look forward to the day we set aside an incredibly flawed election. It’s the 2020 election. With all the evidence we have, the Arizona election has been passed by the legislature.” should be removed with reason.” From the podium at his rally on Saturday.
But even at Trump’s rally there was rare praise for a Democrat.
Cinema, along with West Virginia Sen. Joe Machin, is blocking the passage of a pair of voting rights bills that Democrats hope can counter some of the restrictive voting measures Republicans have implemented at the state level. Cinema has said she supports the bills but is not in favor of changing Senate rules to get them passed.
The protests by these two moderate Democrats are frustrating voting rights activists, including those who gathered in Arizona this weekend.
Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr., told CNN in Phoenix, “She says she wants voting rights, but how do you want voting rights without making way for it? It’s inconsistent, it’s unacceptable.” ” Saturday.
The King family had traveled to Arizona to participate in a voting rights march that called on the cinema to act – warning that history would not judge him kindly.
Hobbes said democracy had won in 2020 as election officials on both sides of the aisle did their jobs – but now, Trump-backed election denials are running for jobs that would give them authority over elections, the future less. sure.
“I think the 2022 election is going to determine the future of our democracy,” Hobbs said.
Yolanda Renee King, the 13-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., who was with her family in Phoenix this weekend, told CNN: “I think it’s very important to vote and it is very important to vote. Right, because right now our country is at stake.”